Give a Gift of Justice!

I received this from the Incite! Newsletter:

With 2009 rapidly approaching, the New
Orleans Women's Health Clinic
(NOWHC) and the New Orleans Women's Health & Justice Initiative (WHJI) would
like to wish you and yours a happy and healthy holiday season,
and thank you for all of your
support this past year.   Thank you.

As NOWHC and WHJI continue to work together to
equip marginalized and underserved women with the means to control and care for
their own bodies, sexuality, reproduction, and health
, while developing community-based strategies to
improve the social and economic health and well-being of women of color and
low-income women,
we ask you to
support the ongoing efforts of our organizations
by making a donation this holiday season. This appeal presents accomplishments of both of our
organizations for your giving consideration.  

New Orleans Women's
Health Clinic

The women we serve at NOWHC are the women we stand with, the women
we are – women of color and low-income women most affected by disasters
(natural and economic), women whose bodies are blamed and used as decoys for
systemic injustices.  We recognize that the New Orleans Women's
Health Clinic cannot simply end
at addressing immediate needs through services delivery.  NOWHC works to
integrate reproductive justice organizing and health education advocacy into
our clinic to address root causes of health disparities and sexual and
reproductive oppression.  Our programming acknowledges intersectionality
and addresses the social and economic determinants of health disparities, while
challenging punitive policies around social welfare, housing, and reproductive

are asking you
to further our work
this holiday season by giving a gift of

Gift of $50

* Subsidizes a well-woman annual exam, including a pap
smear, to an uninsured low-income woman
* Funds the expansion of the WHJI Women of Color Lending Library

A Gift of $100
* Subsidizes the lab cost of uninsured patients at the Clinic, and
* Develops WHJI sexual and reproductive justice organizing tools and

A Gift of $250
* Supports the involvement of youth in the Clinic's Sexual
Health Youth Advocacy Institute
* Contributes to the planning, coordination, and convening of WHJI
Organizing Institutes

A Gift of $500
* Bolsters the Clinic's Women's Health Access Fund
* Supports the opening of the Initiative's Women of Color
Resource & Organizing Center

A Gift of $1000
* Supports the salary of a full-time paid executive director and
medical staff for NOWHC
* Strengthens the long-term sustainability of the Clinic's
ability to provide safe, affordable, non-coercive holistic sexual and reproductive
health services and information

contributions should be made out to our fiscal sponsor: Women With A Vision,
with NOWHC and WHJI listed in the
memo line.   All contributions will be
split evenly between NOWHC and WHJI, so your donation will support the work of
both organizations. 
Checks should be mailed to the:

New Orleans Women's Health Clinic
1406 Esplanade Ave.
, LA 70116

Your gift is tax-deductible and you will
receive an acknowledgement letter with the Women With A Vision Nonprofit


by Lisa Factora-Borchers
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Lisa Factora-Borchers is the formal editorial director at Bitch Media. Her work is widely published and she is the editor of the anthology, Dear Sister: Letters from Survivors of Sexual Violence.



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